The Most Spectacular Places to Cycle in Valencia

Cycling through the agricultural gardens around Valencia | Photo courtesy of Valencia Tourism
Cycling through the agricultural gardens around Valencia | Photo courtesy of Valencia Tourism
Photo of Clare Speak
Writer30 July 2017

Valencia is a flat and bicycle-friendly city with a decent, growing network of cycle paths that connect the central neighborhoods of the city. There are also ciclocalles, bicycle-priority streets with an 18 mile per hour (30kph) speed limit for cars. Plus, you can easily hire a bicycle using the city’s Valenbici scheme, or from one of many rental shops in the historic center. With the tools so easily accessible, here are the best places to cycle around Valencia.

The City of Arts and Sciences

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City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia
City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia | © Pixabay
If you’re hoping to visit this famous symbol of the city of Valencia, by far the best way to get there is by bicycle. From any cycle lane in the city you can connect to the peaceful cycle lanes in the Turia Gardens at various points and cycle easily towards the City of Arts and Sciences, meaning you can ride as far as you like before reaching the complex, which has ample bicycle parking.

The Turia Gardens

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This lush green city park is actually a dry riverbed, snaking through the center of Valencia. You can enjoy a relaxed bicycle ride along the five-mile (8km) stretch of cycle lanes, under pretty bridges and through gardens and parkland, all the way from the Bioparc at the northern end to the famous City of Arts and Sciences in the south of the city. If you wish, you can then continue riding all the way to the city port.

The Port

When visiting the beach you mustn’t forget to check out the harbor area. Valencia’s port is the busiest in Spain, and makes another pleasant spot to explore by bicycle, with its yachts, occasional cruise liners, and the Veles e Vents building, the former base for the Americas Cup that is now becoming known for food fairs and other fun events.

Port de Valencia, Valencia, Spain


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Rice fields in La Albufera
Rice fields in La Albufera | Photo courtesy of Valencia Tourism
Take the easy six-mile (10km) cycle route south of the city to visit the Albufera natural park and its famous lake. Going by bicycle makes it so much easier to explore the natural surroundings, visit the nearby beaches and the village of El Saler, where you can visit one of the many excellent paella restaurants.


This small town is so close to Valencia city center that you can reach it by metro, and of course via the network of cycle lanes. Here you can ride through the fields where tiger nuts are grown, before stopping at one of its pretty countryside horchaterias to enjoy the refreshing local drink made from tiger nut, horchata.

Alboraya, Valencia, Spain